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Tennessee Consumer Affairs reports Scammers Use Technology as Platform to Swindle Tennesseans

 

Tennessee Consumer Affairs

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – As technology is increasingly prevalent in our daily lives, scammers are using these new tools to reinvent their schemes and swindle unsuspecting consumers.

To help raise consumer awareness, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs is reminding Volunteer State residents to be on the lookout for con artists using technology as their platform to perpetrate scams.

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs Offers Tax Filing Tips Ahead of April 17th Deadline

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – With Tax Day arriving Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs is offering Tennesseans the following tips to help navigate the income tax filing process and make the most of their income tax refund.

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Frazier Allen: Eight moves to whip your Tax Strategy into shape

 

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F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Tax season isn’t the only time you should be mindful of your taxes. Challenge yourself to tone up your tax strategy and help you keep your taxes in top form year-round. Of course, also be sure to consult your tax professional and financial advisor.

1. Find A Trainer

You’ll want a heavyweight tax professional in your corner. Don’t have one? Ask your financial advisor, other professionals, friends and family for a recommendation and get interviewing. You’ll need a tax trainer to keep you focused.

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs Warns Consumers About New Twist on Tax Refund Scam

 

Tennessee Consumer Affairs DivisionNashville, TN – With tax filing season underway, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs is sharing a warning from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that cautions consumers about a new scam tactic involving erroneous tax refund deposits.

According to the IRS, the scam began with cyber criminals employing malware to mine client data from tax professionals’ computers.

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Tennessee Consumer Alert: IRS Authorizes Four Private Companies to Collect Overdue Federal Taxes

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs reminds residents that beginning April 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) plans to use four designated private agencies to collect certain overdue federal tax debts on the government’s behalf.

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Clarksville Police Department makes public aware of IRS Scam

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Recently the Clarksville Police Department has received complaints of several scams.

Today, Monday March 20th, the CPD received another complaint about the old IRS Scam that the CPD put out a while ago.

CPD is reminding citizen that a government entity or a legit business will never ask you to conduct business by a untraceable wire transfer.

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IRS Continues with Warning Against Frivolous Tax Arguments

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSWashington, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service continued rolling out its 2017 “Dirty Dozen” tax scams list by warning taxpayers against using frivolous tax arguments to avoid paying taxes.

Promoters of frivolous schemes encourage taxpayers to make unreasonable and outlandish legal claims to avoid paying their taxes. Time and again these arguments have been thrown out of court.

“Taxpayers should steer clear of tax-avoidance arguments and the unscrupulous promoters of such schemes,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. “Taxpayers tangled up in these scams end up paying back taxes and often stiff penalties as well.”

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IRS warns Tax Professionals of New Scam to “Unlock” Their Tax Software Accounts

 

IRS - Internal Revenue ServiceWashington, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry today warned tax professionals to be alert to a new phishing email scam impersonating software providers.

The scam email comes with the subject line, “Access Locked.” It tells recipients that access to their tax prep software accounts has been “suspended due to errors in your security details.” The scam email asks the tax professional to address the issue by using an “unlock” link provided in the email.

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Use IRS.gov for Quick Answers to your Tax Questions

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSWashington, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers that the next couple of weeks, especially around Presidents’ Day, marks the busiest time of year for IRS toll-free phone services. Taxpayers can avoid the rush by getting answers to their questions on IRS.gov.

The IRS will be issuing an “Avoid the Rush” series of news releases that provide tips related to the most common questions asked by taxpayers during the February peak.

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IRS Warns of Back-to-School Scams; Encourages Students, Parents, Schools to Stay Alert

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSAtlanta, GA – The Internal Revenue Service warns taxpayers against telephone scammers targeting students and parents during the back-to-school season and demanding payments for non-existent taxes, such as the “Federal Student Tax.”

People should be on the lookout for IRS impersonators calling students and demanding that they wire money immediately to pay a fake “federal student tax.” If the person does not comply, the scammer becomes aggressive and threatens to report the student to the police to be arrested.

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